Champlain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.
The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.A LOWSET home backing onto a nature reserve has sold before auction after attracting three offers. Selling agent Damian Piotto, of Ray White Beenleigh, said the property at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, sold for $425,000.“We had about 15 groups through and we had three offers prior to auction,” he said. “The (vendor) is very happy. She now gets to move to her dream property on acreage.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Piotto said while the home attracted good interest, some buyers were concerned about the uneven 1585sq m block. The kitchen at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“The new owners are going to look at filling in the spaces in the coming years and making the space more usable,” he said. Mr Piotto said the Edens Landing market was mostly attracting owner occupiers. “We’re seeing people looking to get out of the rental market and into their first home and people looking to upgrade,” he said. “Most of the buyers who traditionally bought in Shailer Park and Daisy Hill can’t afford that area now, so Edens Landing is looking more desirable. It’s half an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and buyers are getting more value for their money.”
Wexford will be without manager Davy Fitzgerald for the first two rounds of the Leinster Championship, after confirming they won’t appeal his 8-week ban.The Wexford board have, however, described the punishment as “harsh”, and that they could have seen it lessened on appeal.Wexford say the decision to accept the ban is done in the broader interests of hurling. Fitzgerald will miss the county’s Leinster quarter final against a round robin qualifier, and a potential semi final with Kilkenny.Meanwhile Tipperary manager Michael Ryan says Jason Forde did nothing to warrant a two-game suspension for his part in the incident.Forde clashed with Fitzgerald as the Wexford boss was leaving the field.The ban was proposed after video footage was reviewed, but the Tipperary county board have requested a date with the Central Hearings Committee on the issue.If the ban stands, Forde will miss his side’s championship opener against Cork next month and the resulting Munster semi-final or All-Ireland qualifier.